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Uncommon defense : Indian allies in the Black Hawk War

Author: John W Hall; U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 2010.
Series: Perspectives in military history
Edition/Format:   eVideo : National government publication : English
Database:WorldCat
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In the spring of 1832, when the Indian warrior Black Hawk and a thousand followers marched into Illinois to reoccupy lands earlier ceded to American settlers, the U.S. Army turned to rival tribes for military support. John Hall explores these alliances and provides a rare view of Indian attitudes and strategies in war and peace. Hall deepens our understanding of Native Americans and the complex roles they played in  Read more...
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Named Person: Black Hawk, Sauk chief; Black Hawk, Sauk chief
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John W Hall; U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
OCLC Number: 678589598
Notes: Lecture held July 21, 2010 in Ridgway Hall, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Title from title frames (viewed on November 5, 2010).
Presentation based on: Uncommon defense : Indian allies in the Black Hawk War, by John W. Hall.
Performer(s): Presenter, John W. Hall.
Description: 1 streaming video file (67 min.) : digital, WMV file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet from U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center web site. Windows Media Player required.
Series Title: Perspectives in military history
Responsibility: John W. Hall.

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In the spring of 1832, when the Indian warrior Black Hawk and a thousand followers marched into Illinois to reoccupy lands earlier ceded to American settlers, the U.S. Army turned to rival tribes for military support. John Hall explores these alliances and provides a rare view of Indian attitudes and strategies in war and peace. Hall deepens our understanding of Native Americans and the complex roles they played in the nation's history. More broadly, he demonstrates the risks and lessons of small wars that entail an "uncommon defense" by unlikely allies in pursuit of diverse, even conflicting, goals.

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